In this section we list news releases issued in the last three months.
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|7/3/2014||Working together to deal with flooding
Tandridge District Council is continuing to work with Croydon and Surrey Councils, the Environment Agency and Thames Water to deal with the flooding issues caused by the Caterham Bourne in Whyteleafe.
|7/3/2014||Flood information meetings
Residents and business affected by flooding are invited to come to a drop in session in the function room at the Whyteleafe Tavern on any of the following dates:
|5/3/2014||Surrey Green Homes weekend
Action Surrey is looking for homeowners to take part in the Surrey Green Homes weekend on 17–18 May. They are looking for inspiring homeowners across Surrey who are willing to open their doors to the public, to share their knowledge and experience about making their own homes more energy efficient and ecologically sustainable.
|4/3/2014||Fly a flag to mark Commonwealth Day
On Monday 10 March at 10am, the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Beverley Connolly, will marking Commonwealth Day by raising the flag at the Council Offices, Oxted. Residents, colleagues and staff are invited to come and witness this. Before the flag is raised the Chairman will also read a Commonwealth Affirmation and a message from HM The Queen.
|4/3/2014||Change a childs life
Despite the 34% national increase in adopters, and record 15% rise in adoptions between 2012-2013, there are still children waiting to be adopted in the Surrey area.
Surrey is striving to ensure all children in need of adoption are secured in permanent, loving homes. However, there are still children waiting to be placed – particularly those aged four years and over, sibling groups, or children from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Lilly, four, and her brother Noah, three, are typical of these children. Lily is an outgoing girl who loves to chat. At school, she is assertive and bright, and makes friends easily. Noah is a cheeky, lovable little boy. He attends a nursery and enjoys playing with his friends there. Noah is an independent little boy with a great imagination.
They did not have a good start to their lives. At home with their birth parents, they experienced neglect and witnessed domestic violence. They were not fed often enough and were scared of loud noises due to the violence in their birth home. When Lilly and Noah first entered foster care they were anxious. Since they have settled into their foster-home, they have relaxed a lot and are blossoming into confident, secure, happy children.
Lily and Noah are looking for an adoptive home together. They are very close, and love spending time together. The children their foster-carer now describes, do not compare to how they appeared when they first came into care. Their personalities now shine through. The siblings have made real progress with their foster-carers, and would thrive even more in a permanent adoptive home.
|28/2/2014||Update on Caterham Bourne flooding situation
The Environment Agency and the three councils covering the affected area (Tandridge, Croydon and Surrey) have now put in place temporary measures to manage the flow of floodwater from the Caterham Bourne to reduce the risk of further flooding.
|27/2/2014||Joint emergency flood response begins
A joint operation between councils and the military started today to prevent flooding from shutting down a waterworks that serves thousands of homes on the county border with London.
|21/2/2014||Emergency project launched to protect waterworks
A waterworks supplying up to almost 50,000 homes in Surrey and London will be protected under an emergency flood relief project started today (Friday).
|21/2/2014||No increase in District Council Tax for fourth year
Last night’s Council meeting agreed Tandridge District Council would not increase the district’s council tax for 2014/2015. This is the fourth year there has been no increase in the district’s share of the council tax.
|17/2/2014||Launch of the Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal
The Community Foundation for Surrey has launched a Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal to help people and communities recover from the devastating floods.
|13/2/2014||Residents urged to make sure they are on the electoral register
Residents who did not respond to the annual canvass form recently delivered to their property will not be included in the Electoral Register due to be published on 17 February.
|12/2/2014||Fly a flag for the Commonwealth
On Monday 10 March at 10am, 500 flags will be raised throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to mark Commonwealth Day. Chairman of the Council, Councillor Beverley Connolly, will be raising the flag for Tandridge District Council and is inviting residents to come and witness this. Before the flag is raised the Chairman will also read a Commonwealth Affirmation and a message from HM The Queen.
|12/2/2014||Committee agrees no increase in district council tax
Last night’s Resources Committee recommended there would be no increase in Tandridge District Council’s share of the council tax for 2014/2015. This is the fourth year there has been no increase. This decision will be put forward to Council on 20 February for agreement.
|5/2/2014||Charity concert and art exhibition
The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Beverley Connolly, is hosting a charity concert and art exhibition at Caterham School, Caterham, on Sunday 23 March, from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets cost £12.50 and include refreshments.
|4/2/2014||Be clear on cancer
The national Be Clear on Cancer campaign targets older women to increase early diagnoses of breast cancer.
|31/1/2014||Could you make a difference to a childs life?
Find out about fostering - Surrey County Council is asking residents to learn more about fostering opportunities.
Around 20% of Surrey’s foster children need to be fostered out of the county, because there are not enough foster carers for them in Surrey.
We need more carers to come forward, and welcome those who reflect the diverse nature of Surrey. For example, you can foster if you're aged 21-70, single, gay, don't work, or have a flexible job.
If you have a spare room and want to help children, then fostering could be for you!
To find out more, come along to a fostering Open evening (click for local venues and dates)
Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/fostering for more information about fostering in Surrey or call 08000 96 96 26.